Matt Tagliaferri

Matt Tagliaferri

Sales Manager

What kind of cyclist are you?
I am a pretty laid back rider and enjoy being off the beaten path more than anything. This typically involves dirt.

How long has cycling been a part of your life? When did it become more than just “riding a bike”?
As with most of us, I connected with the freedom of riding at a young age. Bicycles became a part of my lifestyle in early college.

The cycling accomplishment you’re proudest of to date?
Riding a bicycle with a buddy from Florida (dipping into Mexico) to California. This was a self supported Backpacking adventure covering 4,600 miles in 65 days.

Favorite place you’ve been on a bike so far?
I am fortunate to have seen a lot of places from the saddle. I would say my favorite is the riding in Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina!

Favorite place to daydream about that you haven’t yet ridden?
This list is way too long!

How do you describe what the bicycle means to you?
Freedom and time to reconnect myself with the outdoors.

How will your future as a cyclist unfold?
Good question! My riding has changed a lot over the years. The phase of life I am in now involves teaching my kids how to shred.

Who inspires you and your riding?
Not sure?

Favorite Salsa model and why?
WARBIRD! I love riding from my front door. This bike allows me to efficiently ride on the road and remains capable when I want to blaze my own path.

Favorite pre, during, and post ride/race food and bevvies?
I can put away some food, I am not picky. Beer is a solid post ride beverage.

When you’re not cycling…
I am spending time with my two children.

What don’t you leave home without on a ride?
A Jersey? Other things vary depending on distance. If I am missing a jersey, there may be a problem.